1. signaltwins's Avatar
    why is the Note 2 still more expensive than the new S4 at Verizon?
    05-08-2013 01:48 PM
  2. lpt2569's Avatar
    why is the Note 2 still more expensive than the new S4 at Verizon?
    Maybe because the Note 2 is still in a class by itself really, so they can price it how they think it should be priced. It really has no direct competition at Verizon.

    S4 is really competing more with the HTC Droid DNA and Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD, and both are priced comparably with VZW.
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    05-08-2013 01:56 PM
  3. reb422's Avatar
    Maybe because the Note 2 is still in a class by itself really, so they can price it how they think it should be priced. It really has no direct competition at Verizon.

    S4 is really competing more with the HTC Droid DNA and Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD, and both are priced comparably with VZW.
    Agreed. The S4 will be a great phone and a very nice big brother to the S3... but the Note II stands alone as the best phone on the market IMO. The size and S-pen that people were on the fence about have both proven to be VERY useful!
    Jude526 likes this.
    05-08-2013 11:33 PM
  4. gorgalis's Avatar
    I just bought one the other day on Amazon for $150... using my upgrade. Waiting on the UPS guy right now.

    I am a little disappointed that I couldn't wait for the Note 3, but I figure I could sell this one and buy the N3 off contract.

    I'm hoping this is a worth upgrade from my GS3.
    lpt2569 likes this.
    05-09-2013 09:33 AM
  5. lpt2569's Avatar
    I'm hoping this is a worth upgrade from my GS3.
    I don't think you will be disappointed.
    collett likes this.
    05-09-2013 09:41 AM
  6. YankeeMike's Avatar
    It's 199 for Verizon at best buy mobile.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    05-09-2013 09:46 AM
  7. mp0890's Avatar
    Just ditched my iPhone 5 for the Note 2. Got one from ebay for $350, no upgrade, and love it. It was $850 at Best Buy and I don't expect that to change soon.

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    05-09-2013 10:19 AM
  8. gorgalis's Avatar
    Yeah $850 is way too much, they are $699.99 on Amazon. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but I think the phone companies have to be paying manufacturers to keep the prices of phones so high. Yes, it is more expensive to fit high end tech in smaller devices, but at most it probably only costs $250 to make each device. Samsung list the full price at $650, which is a huge markup... much higher than any tablet that you can buy not tied to a carrier.

    Imagine how much money carriers would lose if we could buy the Note 2 straight from Samsung for $400. They would not be able to tie us into two year contracts without making major changes to the current contract system. I have no proof, but I guarantee carriers are giving kickbacks to the manufacturers, which we are paying in the way of higher monthly bills.

    05-09-2013 11:46 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    You could wait for a sale, the note 2 was $50 earlier this year

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    05-09-2013 05:09 PM
  10. jweimn's Avatar
    Yeah $850 is way too much, they are $699.99 on Amazon. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but I think the phone companies have to be paying manufacturers to keep the prices of phones so high. Yes, it is more expensive to fit high end tech in smaller devices, but at most it probably only costs $250 to make each device. Samsung list the full price at $650, which is a huge markup... much higher than any tablet that you can buy not tied to a carrier.

    Imagine how much money carriers would lose if we could buy the Note 2 straight from Samsung for $400. They would not be able to tie us into two year contracts without making major changes to the current contract system. I have no proof, but I guarantee carriers are giving kickbacks to the manufacturers, which we are paying in the way of higher monthly bills.

    http://interlockroc.org/wp-content/u...tinfoilhat.jpg
    Well 850 is really just because it is best buy. Any non corporate dealer like that will mark the phone up as with no contract best buy is hit with 699 for the phone so they mark it up with a profit at 850 so if they sell to you off contract money has still been made.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    05-09-2013 09:46 PM
  11. universeand's Avatar
    ...it probably only costs $250 to make each device. Samsung list the full price at $650, which is a huge markup...I have no proof, but I guarantee carriers are giving kickbacks to the manufacturers, which we are paying in the way of higher monthly bills.
    I've read in phone industry journals that carriers actually buy the iPhone from Apple. It's not like they get a consignment and only remit to Apple when when they sell a phone. The full price for all smartphones is really an absurdist joke. As par for the whole setup, the 1% are ripping us off bad.
    05-09-2013 10:12 PM
  12. universeand's Avatar
    Just ditched my iPhone 5 for the Note 2. Got one from ebay for $350, no upgrade, and love it. It was $850 at Best Buy and I don't expect that to change soon.
    As of the date/time stamp of this post, it's $799 online for Best Buy with free shipping. Why pay more? Indeed why pay that since you can get it for $699 even at Verizon.
    05-09-2013 10:21 PM
  13. Jude526's Avatar
    I just bought one the other day on Amazon for $150... using my upgrade. Waiting on the UPS guy right now.

    I am a little disappointed that I couldn't wait for the Note 3, but I figure I could sell this one and buy the N3 off contract.

    I'm hoping this is a worth upgrade from my GS3.
    Trust us who own the Note2. You will love it

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
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    05-09-2013 10:25 PM
  14. Joey Esquivel's Avatar
    Best buy ad matches even to Amazon, as long as the product is in stock and order-able at the purchase time. Ive been keeping an eye on different websites that sell the Note 2, since i can upgrade soon, to make sure i pay the lowest amount.
    05-09-2013 11:06 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Best buy ad matches even to Amazon, as long as the product is in stock and order-able at the purchase time. Ive been keeping an eye on different websites that sell the Note 2, since i can upgrade soon, to make sure i pay the lowest amount.
    Best Buy official policy does not allow for price match of contract phones anymore . If course, you may get lucky, but that would be dependent on the store. You can price match to the full retail price of $699 from Verizon.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    05-10-2013 12:39 AM
  16. Joey Esquivel's Avatar
    well according to the best buy employee i talked to yesterday they do
    05-10-2013 11:25 AM
  17. signaltwins's Avatar
    Best Buy official policy does not allow for price match of contract phones anymore . If course, you may get lucky, but that would be dependent on the store. You can price match to the full retail price of $699 from Verizon.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    contract price is discounted.... buying it at full prices means it's just another piece of electronics, eligible for price-match.
    05-10-2013 12:56 PM
  18. gorgalis's Avatar
    True story. I have had it set up the way I like it for 2 days now and it is already the best phone I have already owned. It blows the GS3 out of the water.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    05-11-2013 11:09 PM
  19. steveinil's Avatar
    its 199 on verizons site just looked finally glad i didnt buy one last week lol
    05-13-2013 03:38 PM
  20. signaltwins's Avatar
    its 199 on verizons site just looked finally glad i didnt buy one last week lol
    I just wish I have a time machine so I can go back to mid January and buy two more. It was only $49.99 back then and I bought only one.
    05-13-2013 05:44 PM
  21. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    The Note 2 still has to date the best (see: highest objective quality) screen of all AMOLED devices on the market. This includes the S4. RGB AMOLED displays are expensive to manufacture, I wouldn't doubt for a minute this is part of why the Note 2 is so expensive.
    05-15-2013 02:13 PM
  22. johnriii's Avatar
    Best Buy official policy does not allow for price match of contract phones anymore . If course, you may get lucky, but that would be dependent on the store. You can price match to the full retail price of $699 from Verizon.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    this totally depends on the luck of the draw, and the store you go to. I spoke to two seperate best buy reps at two stores, and they both told me I could price match amazon pricing for an upgrade. then I called best buy 800 number, and was told that contract cellphones can't be price matched. so basically, it's a toss up. either order from amazon.com and get your price for sure, or go to Best Buy and take a chance on getting upset cuz they won't do it.
    05-22-2013 12:03 PM
  23. thepsychorabbit's Avatar
    why is the Note 2 still more expensive than the new S4 at Verizon?
    They are trying to sell as many as they can in a short period of time. You'll still buy the note II no mater the price so why drop the price. The price will drop after the Note III comes out.
    05-26-2013 11:01 PM

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